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coming up, new details today expected in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. jerry sandusky goes to court to face some of his accusers. >> a deadly ending to a police involved shooting in northeast washington. what led officers to open fire. >> it is the season for colds and flu. some were presented the fake sick call. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins not. -- now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine.
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it's tuesday, december 13. i am sick and a simpcynne simpson. >> i am pamela brown. i had to scrape the frost from my car this morning. >> you will definitely have to do that the this morning. it is cold outside. hard to get from under the covers. we are warming to near 50 degrees. more than yesterday afternoon. 29 in arlington by now. 25 in leesburg. 21 in charlestown. 24 in bowie. hyattstown 50 degrees this afternoon during a general warming trend all the way through thursday. -- high-temperature of 50 this afternoon. added clouds tomorrow, low 50's. nothing to worry about any time
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soon. what the story about dead the wilson bridge or the american legion bridge. around the beltway, overnight construction of being taken care of. possible to broken-down vehicles afte the beltway near edsallnew the beltway. 270, headlights moving nicely. four soldiers killed and two injuries when two helicopters crashed in washington state last night. the aircraft crashed at the army base near takoma. we are expecting a full court room in pennsylvania for
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today's preliminary hearing. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky to effaces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. -- he faces. >> the hearing will get under way at 8:30 this morning. it's not clear how many, but several of the accusers will take the stand. a judge will then decide if the case can go to trial. >> how many more children will come forward commentar? >> cui will hear their account of what allegedly happened today for the first time. >> there will be more of an adversarial process. it will be uncomfortable, but my client is ready to go forward. >> figure is sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts with boys as young as 10. he denies the allegations. mike mcqueary is the only a
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delta witness to an alleged attack on the child by jerry sandusky weber is testimony about whether he actually saw the assault is being called into question. -- whether his testimonymike mcqueary's testimony is being called into question. there's a good possibility that jerry sandusky could take a stand. during will get under way at 8:30 this morning. brianne carter reporting. >> court officials decided to reverse and an earlier decision that would ban e-mail, text, and
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twitter messages. but no recordings of the proceedings will be allowed. brad will have reports in our later newscasts and on a man is dead after a police involved shooting in northeast washington. police went to the 5300 block of clay terrace to check of reports of a man high on pcp firing a gun. he was shot by police and died at the hospital when he refused to put down his weapon. police investigating a deadly shooting outside an apartment building as children were playing in the neighborhood. he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. police artist getting reports that three suspects targeted the
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victim. a maryland lawmaker wants to prevent young adults ho stealing items from convenience stores, flash mobs. ben eisler is explaining from silver spring. good morning. >> the plan would hold whoever gets caught responsible for everything stolen. crimes like this one have launched a crackdown on flash mobs desk. an army of young adults plus a 711 store making off with hundreds of dollars of materials. >> they need to do something. if they could. >> this clark keerk does not support harsh penalties. >> they are young.
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>> 1one politician wants however -- whomever gets caught up to be prosecuted as if they stole all the items. " they should after a lot of time because this is how i make a living. >> ben eisler reporting from silver spring. >> thank you. 31 degrees. >> still ahead a university of maryland police hope that surveillance video will help to make an arrest in an armed robbery, the latest on the case. >> traffic alert for drivers on 295 northbound. which areas will be affected by. >> we will a ch [ female announcer
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let's get a check on traffic and weather. >> adam caskey standing by off to a cold start. >> and other frosty morning. get ready to scrape the
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windshield. 32 degrees in the district, 21 in manassas, 23 in winchester, 24 in hagerstown, up 18 in frederick. another refreezing started the day. 50 degrees this afternoon, a few degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. increasing clouds tonight, in the '20s to near 30. terrell, a limited sunshine basically, alex. gray skies -- the motto -- tomorrow there will be limited sunshine, basically cloudy. very happy holidays to zumba class as. that is lisa baden on the upper right side. >> we had a great time exercising.
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good morning ladies. i know you are all watching and getting ready. some of you traveling from maryland to go across the wilson bridge and into virginia, looks quiet. no reports of anything on 270. the american legion bridge looks fine, no problems on the greenway, the toll road. springfield, no action on the left side. headlights northbound all the way to the pentagon. metro rail is on normal service systemwide. back to you. >> thank you. you girls look great. speed cameras in maryland construction zones are paying off. 770,000 tickets have been issued since program began in 2009. the state has made $31 million in revenue. allen stacy administration says the cameras a 50% reduction in
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numbers of drivers speeding through war zones. possible repairs on 295 northbound will be done today and tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at east capital street and will continue to benning road northeast. and will be posted to warn drivers. 31 degrees gary knell. >> finally some progress in the debate or the payroll tax cut. what house speaker john boehner predicts about the legislation. >> and if this initiative by first lady michelle guided only by a dream. i'm embarking on journey of epic proportion. i will travel, from sea to shining sea, through amber waves of grain, and i won't stop until i've helped every driver in america save hundreds on car insurance. well i'm out of the parking lot. that's a good start.
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welcome back. four soldiers died when two helicopters crashed in washington state.
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it happened last night in the southwest traning area of joint base lewis-mcchord near tacoma. investigators are looking into the cause of the crash. the man at the center of the penn state sex abuse scandal will be in court for a preliminary hearing today. former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky is expected to hear from some of his alleged accusers. he is charged with sexually abusing 10 boys. he denies the allegations. the montgomery county delegates also penalties on people involved in flash mob robberies. he will introduce a bill that would make every person caught responsible for everything that was stolen. back to you. >> thank you. a group of independent experts will release their final report on last year's gulf oil disaster today. the government asked the national academy of sciences to look at what caused the disaster hoe it can be prevented from happening again. bp and its partners have been blamed for the explosion that
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killed 11 men and sent millions of gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. congress will move forward on a plan to keep more money in your pockets. they will vote on a bill to renew the payroll tax cut and help the long-term unemployed. senate democrats oppose the bill because of a provision to expedite the approval of a controversial core pipeline from kansas to texas we did from canada to texas. the iraqi leader will urge the u.s. business community to look at investments and trade opportunities available in iraq. yesterday he and president obama placed agreed at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national to honor the and thousands of troops killed in the u.siraq owar. iran reports that iranian
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experts are in the final stages of recovering data from the u.s. drone with stealth technology that malfunction. u.s. officials are trying to pressure iran into returning it. 5:18. first lady michelle obama can take some credit for helping set a new world record. she joined 300,000 people participated in the 24-hour or jumping jacks activity in october. they shattered their old record. 20,000 people was the old record. this was part of her fitness initiative for children. what is the best sports game of the year? >> , rob nelson has wan expert opinion. >> modern warfare 3 has earned
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$1 billion in sales in 16 days. last year's quality game was the best-selling video game of all time. now all but one is well on its way to topping it. according to sports illustrated, the best sports video game of the year is nba 2k 12. >> it gives you an amazing basketball simulations, but also combine that with experience of being able to play from different areas with different players, something we have never seen before in any sports game. >> the game is a bill for all major and gaming platforms. i am rob nelson. adam caskey disagrees with that assessment that the nba game is the best. >> i am a bit of a game.
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i play sometimes in the basement. nhl 2012. my buddy and i take on the teenagers all the time. it's hard to roll hall of bed this morning. -- roll out of bed. >> frosty. >> you know that you will have to scrape the windshield in the '20s. let's get moving. it's one of those days where things will be warmer than yesterday afternoon. at least we have something to look forward to. look at some of the call this number as i could find. 17 in inwood. 18 in hancock. 21 in leesburg and bristow. 21 at the airport. calm wind today and as high
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pressure is overhead. the calm wind is keeping us from having any windchill factor. 31 ian burke. 26 in northwest. -- 31 in burke. it's cloudy to the north and southwest. white indicates cloud cover developing. that will move into moltke. the rain showers will not make it to our region. that will pass mainly to our north tomorrow. as the cold front moves through late thursday is when we have the next chance of rain. i don't think we will see much in terms of showers late thursday. panetta system could affect us friday night into early saturday morning. that could be a little rainfall or mixed precipitation briefly. that does not look like a big deal. something we will keep an eye on. let's enjoy high-pressure today.
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50 degrees with a fair amount of sunshine, actually mostly sunny. the isolated sprinkle possible to mall in the potomac highlands and near the mason- dixon. 57 of thursday with a chance of late-day reign. 95 in maryland looks good. no problems on the b-w parkway. metro will says everything is open and running at normal service systemwide. looks good allen of southern maryland virginia, following along the same vein. -- looks good out of southern maryland proceeding little bit more action in springfield. -- seeing a little bit more action in springfield. 32 degrees. >> coming up next on this tuesday morning, who is back in
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court. >> next anderson, the amazing melissa mccarthy.
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there it goes. >> clinton continued his rampage monday night in the nfl. 115 yards for him. a victory over st. louis. seattle fans showered the running back with his favorite candy, skittles. the seahawks still have an outside shot at the playoffs. >> tim brant as the rest of sports. >> the nba season opens christmas day.
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the wizards played december 25 against new jersey and they play an exhibition game against philadelphia friday night in the wizards have added a few nice pieces. ernie is excited to have roger mason jr. back for defensive help. and another veteran. >> i was one of the young guys with the spurs. i have learned a lot since i left. hopefully i can come back to teach the guys some things. quite unfortunate to be in the playoffs the last five years. >> the capitals have won two in a row and they will play tonight. 32 degrees. the news continues. at 5:00. >> and updated on a rioter who
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tipped over a news van around penn state. >> jerry sandusky will face his alleged victims in court. >> adam caskey here, anot i sweated
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the details. all the phone calls, the emails, the lost weekends. and then after twenty-two years, just like e that, i was laid off.
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today there are so many americanlike matthew. he worked hard and played by the rules. suddenly, he'sut of a job. it's been a struggle not being able to find a job. but it's been our faith and family and friends that have helped us get through this. citizens energy was created to help the forgotten ones keep warm. we asked the big oil companies and oil producing nations to help. only citgo and the people of venezuela answered the call. and this year, in spite of soaring prices, washington actually cut fuel assistance for families in need. so if you need help staying warm this winter give me a call. because in timimes like these, no one should be left out in the cold.
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live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> a few hours from now former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky will appear in court to face dozens of counts of child sex abuse charges. >> first, a tragedy on an army base in washington state. military looking into a helicopter crash that killed a force soldiers. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, december 13, i am cynne simpson. >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather as we do every 10 minutes. frosty this morning. >> widespread 20's , al. we are seeing a gradual warming trend all the way through thursday. and then especially32 degrees in the
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district right now, 31 in lexington park, 23 in culpeper most. with anita dey near 50 degrees for the high temperature. increasing clouds tonight. mid to upper 20s in outlying areas tonight, low 30's downtown. clouds will move over and a tomato puree that will give us a few sticks of sunshine. gray skies mostly tomorrow low 50's. ricky, thanks for sending this great picture a bomb winchester. -- from winchester. it's beautiful on the highway this morning. we are seeing a lot of headlights and taillights. no accidents reported.
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no flashing lights. be careful with zero lights on top of school buses. they will be hitting the highway soon. no major accidents on the beltway. more of our neighbors on the road, but everybody is behaving. colesville road in this picture. one picture in virginia, 66 or good in and out of the beltway. to and from the roosevelt bridge looks good. fabulous inland bar, virginia. back to you. >> thank you. a developing story from washington state, joint base lewis-mcchord. as for our soldiers killed and two others injured if when two helicopters crashed in the aviation training area. the cause is under investigation. the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. former assistant coach jerry sandusky in a few of us from now will appear in court on more than 50 counts of child sex abuse. some of his accusers plan to
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attend the hearing. brianne carter is in the newsroom and with more. >> for the first time we will hear from some of those accusers in the case as they testify in court panel that a preliminary hearing later this morning. jerry sandusky is charged with more than 50 counts of sexual offenses against young boys, allegations that he denies. is lawyer says that he is looking forward to the opportunity to face his accusers. he would not rule out the remote possibility but jerry sandusky might even expand. testimony from former penn state assistant football coach mike mcqueary is being called into question. he said he witnessed jerry sandusky assaulting a young a boy in the shower is in a 2002 pact and that he told joe paterno about it. someone has now told him that he never saw any sex, but all is
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something suspicious. the judge will decide today if there is enough evidence for this to go to trial. things will get started in pennsylvania at 8:30 this morning. not many can forget the riots that broke out in the aftermath of the scandal following the firing of critical to joe paterno. a television news van was tipped over. six men were arrested. investigators found their pictures and traced them down that way. brad be;; will have reports on the web jerry sandusky case during an our newscasts today and on -- brad bell. police say the university of
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maryland student was walking in his apartment building when two men approached and robbed him. one suspect did have a handgun. the student was not injured. 31 degrees this morning. >> a police officer shot and killed last week on the campus of virginia tech. more from the funeral of officer deriek crouse. >> learning about another case of hazing at florida a&m university, a woman left with seven broken thigh. >>
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>> ♪ >> daraya major stephen norris of the salvation army, asking you to make a difference this season. give of yourself, volunteer make a difference. good morning, washington. tuesday morning, 39. it is cold outside again. you will have to scrape the windshield when you venture to outside. this afternoon will little warmer than yesterday.
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continually warning all the way through thursday. 32 by al in the district. manassas at 21. 23 in gaithersburg, 19 in frederick, 20 in martinsburg. this time yesterday we were in the teens. we are moving up words in terms of temperatures by a baby steps all the way through thursday. clear skies overhead associated with the high-pressure system, providing sunshine throughout the debt. some clouds down to the south west will appear way to our area baltimore. high temperature of 50 degrees this afternoon. mass-transit reporting normal service. green light between the richmond and baltimore270. 270 southbound looks normal. 270 at fauquier rowe boulevard
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looks good. no one is complaining al adderall day north anna route 5 -- no one is complaining out of waldorf. 31 degrees. >> coming up, the occupy wall street movement is shifting focus once again, leading the protesters clashing with police. >> we will have details on that scuffle in seattle. >> are you tempted to plead guilty from oregon the cold mornings? 1 website [ baby coughing ]
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[ coughing continues ] [ female announcer ] more pollution from power plants means more childhood asthma attacks. [ labored breathing ] there's technology that makes the air cleaner but too many plants don't use it. we c can't wait. epa must update power plant standards to protect our kids. [ baby coughing ] the dupont circle west one could lose its liquor license in the wake of a dignified last month. heritage india will try to convince authorities not to revoke its liquor license after three people were shot and three
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others were stabbed on november 27. heritage india is now closed. and emotional to do to officers killed on thursday at virginia tech -- to the officers killed. thousands of people gathered for officer deriek crouse's funeral. he was killed during a traffic stop. a student from a nearby college allegedly shot him and then shot himself. a person was seriously wounded by gunmen will fired 20 shots into the air and at cars in hollywood. he has worked with the spice girls, a jessica simpson, and others. he died yesterday. there's word of another hazing incidents involving the florida a&m band. three band members facing
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charges. a woman was beaten so badly that her leg was broken. the incident happened three weeks before the death of a drum major was killed in orlando. a violent confrontation during an occupy protests. last night police used pepper spray and percussion grenades to disperse protestors. 11 demonstrators were arrested after a blocking the entrance to the port of seattle facility. they are trying to disrupt west coast por trackt. singer barry manilow will have to take it easy on the dancing. >> he was hospitalized yesterday for surgery to remove fluid and repair torn muscles in his foot
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. some items which were worn by elizabeth taylor are being sold at four auctions. 80 pairs of earrings along with necklaces and rings and dependents will go to the highest bidder starting today at christie's auction halls in new york. the items could total as high as $30 million at the four auctions. orson welles' oscar for writing citizen kane is going up for auction in zero weeks from today. he won the prize in 1942. although tarnished, it will fetch about two million dollars. it was up for auction in 2007. good luck finding anyone who would admit calling in sick to
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work when they were not sick. >> but website has a list of things to avoid so you don't get busted putting a rookie -- playing hookie. don't give too many details because they could make it seems suspicious. another thing to avoid is posting pictures of you at a party on facebook especially if you are friends with your boss on facebook. also calling it out around a vacation day. or calling out on friday or monday when you have been fine all week. >> you know people post pictures and then they get busted. >> never a good thing. we were talking about the frost all morning.
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you'll have to build in a little extra time. be prepared. >> that's right. >> grabbed a scraper and go to town. it is cold. it's tough morning to get al abed because you know it's cold in the twenties outside. it is so cozy in bed. -- it's a tough morning to get out of bed. here's a look at the numbers. not as cold as yesterday, but still a chill in the air. there's no will and, luckily. that means no wind chill factor. 19 in frederick, 25 in winchester, 20 in martinsburg 30 in quantico, 19 in frederick. here's a look of the satellite and radar composite. clear skies, calm wind, drier air. that allows temperatures plummet. we will continue to see the one and trend all the way to through
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thursday. in texas and oklahoma and kansas missouri, arkansas, a few showers. the showers will not make it to us, but we will get the clouds by tonight into tomorrow. mainly gray skies tomorrow with a few sticks of sunshine. chance of rain going into a thursday evening and thursday night. high-pressure today still in place. sunshine, 50 degrees this afternoon. yesterday, mid 40's. a little warmer today despite a north wind. tonight we will be in the mid to upper 20s. low 30's downtown. gray skies mostly tomorrow, close to mid 50's for the afternoon. into the thursday there is a slight chance of an especially late in the day on thursday. also friday night into saturday there is a chance of a light wintry mix. not a big concern at this time. no big concerns for me.
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route 4, route 5 228, looks quiet 50 between annapolis and bowie as well. looks good through celebes d.c. on 295. no worries from kettle garrett avenue -- from kenilworth to new york avenue. chuck e. cheese news. and good news on the hiring front. >> linda bell paddle boarding headquarters in new york with more. nice to see you again. >> there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. employment agencies say u.s. employers plan to hire more
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workers in the first quarter of next year. employers in all four major regions of the country plan to increase hiring. households paid a record breaking $1,419 for electricity on average last year. bigger homes, more electronics and neverthan ever as probable cause. kentucky cheeschuck e. cheese was fined $28,000 for violating federal child labor laws. workers as young as 16 were operating compacters and dough mixing machines. back to you. >> thank you. 5:52.
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our next giveaway comes in handy for holiday meals. >> you could win $700 worth of chris christie from peapod by giant to deliver to your front doo door. -- $700 worth of groceries. go to facebook. we have had impressive submissions for our decorations contests. this was from kathy in greenbelt, maryland. everything looked up from santa claus to the reindeer to the christmas trees. we invite you to send your pictures to rusus. kathy, thanks for sharing your first period -- sharing
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some folks in south carolina are putting a twist on the traditional photographs with santa claus. >> santa claus holding a handgunrifle with families.
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>> they were going to bring the kids, but they liked it so much that they just brought themselves. >> a special photo event kicks off and will wrap up today. >> that could be a christmas card from adam caskey's family. much more to come in the next hour or. >> new details on the weekend brought between cincinnati and xavier basketball teams. why the players could be facing more troubles. >> and navigating the tuesday morning commute with lisa baden.
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straight ahead at 6:00 breaking news. two helicopters crashed in washington state. we have the latest on the investigation. >> jerry sandusky and goes to court to face his accusers in the penn state sex abuse scandal. >> good morning washington continues writedowns. -- right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's called on this tuesday


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